Todd “Bebop” Burd — of Blue Riddim Band — talks new releases and Rougher Records

Since their reunion in 2009 as a full-time act, Kansas City’s reggae lifers of the Blue Riddim Band have been at it nonstop. Last year, they released Tribute, a collection of covers that pay homage to forefathers of ska, reggae, and dub, and they recently issued a version of their 1982 classic, “Nancy Reagan,” featuring toasting vocals from icon Big Youth.

We spoke with Blue Riddim Band’s Todd “Bebop” Burd regarding the band’s new release and plans for his label, Rougher Records.

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